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Electric Vehicle Podcast: EV news and discussions

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Electric Vehicle / EV news, interviews and discussions - keeping audiences informed about the latest on electric cars - plus broader discussion around electric bikes, boats, planes and sustainability.
132 Episodes
This week I chat with Jordan Ramer. Jordan is the CEO of EV Connect. Jordan is an accomplished Technology Executive and Entrepreneur. He has helped raise tens of millions of dollars in financing for growth companies in the clean energy, transportation, and resource efficiency sectors. Before joining EV Connect, he led corporate development for NanoH2O, a venture-backed developer of energy-efficient water purification technology. Previously, he held executive positions in business development, product management, and marketing at AeroVironment, an Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Developer, where he spent seven years elevating the AeroVironment into the industry leader, spearheading the company’s global expansion and launching its fleet management software solution. He has held roles in business development, finance, and strategy for several venture-backed technology start-ups.
The week I talk to Seb Steel from Thompson Automotive in Wellington New Zealand about his one of a kind, hill climb race vehicle build.  
This week I am very privileged to talk to New Zealand born rally car champion Hayden Paddon about the new electric rally car he is building with his team in the south island of New Zealand. A world first, this is an exciting time for motorsport!
This week Theo chats to Nathan Dunlop Head of Market Strategy at Tritium. This episode covers the company's long history and what makes Tritium so successful in the world of EV Fast Chargers.
This week Theo gets a moment to chat to Mandy Mellar - General Manager of battery services at the New Zealand Automobile Association (AA), about their new roadside support vehicle that offers the ability to give your EV a quick charge if you're out of juice and need to get to a fast charger.
This week Theo chat's to Nigel Broomhall CEO of Chargesmart Ltd and CEO and Co-Founder of invisible Urban. With the latest news that New Zealand's Aluminium Smelter Tiwai Point is to be closed, Nigel has suggested we invite Elon Musk to New Zealand to build a Tesla Gigifactory on the site and make use of all that clean renewable power that the smelter once used.  
This week on the EV Podcast I chat with Mat Coates. I spoke to Mat back on Episode 71 with Gavin Shoebridge, where we talked about his Electric GTO. Since then he has worked on a few more EV Builds including an electric boat. Enjoy the show.
This week I chat with John Arkless about his 2000 Audi TT EV Conversion he made over 4 and half years in Christchurch New Zealand. It's a bit of techie discussion but very interesting for those looking at building their own EV's.For Photos and video go to
This week I was invited on the new Podcast This Climate Business hosted by Vincent Heeringa. We a good chat about EV's, Enjoy.  
This week Theo chats with Jef Murupaenga Ikenn about his new pride and joy. One of only 2 in New Zealand the 2020 Energica Eva. This is one sexy electric bike! Zeroland YouTube Channel: Links: 
With Covid-19 sweeping the world, it has has been a busy time. This week Theo talks EV upgrades and he chats to regular guest NZ Tech Podcast host Paul Spain about coming out of COVID lockdown in New Zealand and Dyson‘s cancelled EV details that have recently been released.  
After a short break, Theo is back chatting to EV Converter Gavin Shoebridge who now lives in the Florida USA. Gavin is planning his next EV Conversion a Jaguar XJS. We chat about his plans and how COVID-19 is effecting everyday life in Florida.
This week Theo Chats with Paul O'Conner. Paul is a long time sponsor of the EV podcast and a good friend. Paul's business sells charging cables to public and supplies a lot of car dealers in New Zealand. Paul is always on the lookout for interesting gizmos and you will never guess what he has now. This week we talk about returning to work as New Zealand moves from level 4 lockdown to level 3 and what is it like having a full-body scan... Mention the EV Podcast next time you place an order with Paul and get free freight.Go to
This week Theo talks to the director of Electric Air Gary Freedman. Gary has brought in New Zealand's first electric trainer aircraft which will be operating out of Christchurch once we are let out and the COVID lockdown concludes. We had a great chat, enjoy. and Published by World Podcasts  
This week on the EV Podcast, Theo chats to OZ Jabur Head of Product and Innovation at Mercury NZ. We talk about how he and his team went about setting up Mercury's EV Drive subscription platform and what they may look after the COVID-19 lockdown.Episode Links: EV Podcast is supported by:OEM Audio - New Zealand’s leading supplier of safe and reliable AC chargers and charging cables.If you enjoy our Podcast please support us by subscribing to the podcast on The more support we get the more we can cover.Published by WorldPodcasts
Now everybody hates being in a car accident especially when you love your car! Well, this is a very unusual story from EV Enthusiasts Steve Withers about his Tesla crash that turned out to be more like a scene from Taika Waititi's hit film Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Only in New Zealand! Enjoy.     
This week on the EV Podcast Theo is currently in lockdown with his family as is the rest of New Zealand due to the Covid Virus. Thanks to a spare room to set up a studio and Modern Technology Theo chats to Edward Harvey Founder & CEO at EVnex, Evnex is currently New Zealand's only manufacturer of electric vehicle chargers and charging software. Enjoy...from the safety of your home.
This week on the EV Podcast Theo Gibson talks to Michael Eaglen Co-founder and Chief Executive at EV Maritime. Michael is working on new Electric Fast Ferries to replace Aucklands ageing Ferry fleet.  Michael sees New Zealand being able to supply the world with electric fast ferries if we do this right. Enjoy our conversation.
EVUp is an electric vehicle charging network it was established by two EV enthusiasts passionate about working towards climate change mitigation & adaption.Emma Sutcliffe is a climate activist & sustainable living advocate who is committed to breaking down the common barriers to EV adoption, particularly for women.Russ Shepherd created the partner company, EVolution Australia, in 2015 & has grown an EV community-focused business that is as well regarded for charging products as the expert advice & support given to drivers on a daily basis. Russ is currently working on the Jaunt Land Rover conversion project with Dave Budge who Theo interviewed last year. 
This week Theo talks to EV Advocate Will Hunter about the latest developments on the New Zealand Clean Car Policies. To submit your letter to the NZ Government go to
Comments (2)


Just want to say, I am highly impressed with the content on your podcasts. I am a Civil Design Engineer based in Australia and like to listen a lot of varied technical content, to grow my intelligence while working. Alot of the material i find is hard to listen to but these podcasts are always interesting and thoroughly growing my understanding of what's happening in the EV world. Thanks for that and keep up the great work!!!

Jun 12th

Andy Murph

the only reason why people think that they are so busy now is because they tend to much time on Facebook and the phones

Mar 26th
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